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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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Oboe:
A family of double reed woodwind musical instruments, they are usually made of wood, but there are also oboes made of synthetic materials. The Oboe is commonly used in concert bands, orchestras, chamber music, film music, in some genres of folk music, and as a solo instrument, and is occasionally heard in jazz, rock music, pop music, and popular music. I will begin by teaching the basics of breath control, apeture, fingering, the reed, notes, rhythms, reading, songs, theory, and soloing.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Dawn S.

52 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1992
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Dawn S.

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I like to work on tone, technique, sight reading and musicality in lessons. I also play duets with students during lessons to work on tone blending as well as intonation.
I can also teach reed making and reed adjustment.

About Dawn

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Master's Degree in Music Performance. I also performed as a musician with a military band for over 20 years, performing on oboe, English horn, saxophone, percussion, piano/synthesizer, and as a vocalist. I have been teaching privately for close to

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Alex S.
My daughter learned additional skills and mastered new pieces while working with Dawn. Her dedication and experience teaching online helped our young oboist to progress quicker, and the school band teacher noticed the improvement too. We're happy we found Dawn on takelessons!
Madeline B.
My daughter enjoyed her lesson with Dawn. Dawn was able to adjust her instruction according to my daughter’s ability. Thank you for a great lesson, Dawn!
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Phillip L.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Italian, German, French
  • Awarded Honors Graduation in Oboe, Piano, French, and History from Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Phillip L.

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Whether you are starting out on oboe, switching from another instrument, preparing for an audition, or simply looking to brush up on your skills, I can help you reach your oboe goals!

All lessons are customized to your interests and needs. My teaching experience ranges from complete beginners to advanced students. We can work on everything from the fundamentals and etudes to advanced recital and audition repertoire! For those looking to branch out, we can also cover instrument adjustment, English horn and reed-making in the lessons.

Great reeds are vital for oboists and I can help with buying advice or learning to make your own reeds! I can also adjust your reeds or sell personalized reeds in person or via mail.

For students wishing to broaden their musical insights, I also can incorporate music theory and history into the lessons - subjects that I teach at the college level.

I am a professional oboist residing in New Orleans. I perform with the Louisiana Philharmonic, ...

About Phillip

I believe that the study of music is one of the most rewarding pursuits we can undertake! Whether a total beginner, college student or adult looking to brush up on skills or learn new ones, I will help you reach your goals! As a lecturer with the Tulane University Department of Music in New Orlea

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Jill M.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jill M.

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I have been playing and teaching oboe for over 35 years. Many of my students have gone on to play in universities with scholarships, but more importantly have developed a love of music. I was the founder and co-artistic director of an award winning chamber group having two on-going subscription series. Within the first few lessons you will be able to read musical notation, understand basic music theory, and play simple songs. Depending on your ability, I will choose the right method book for you. I love working with students of all ages and can't wait to meet you!
My teaching style is relaxed, but highly structured. My former students made great advancements with my guidance. However, no advancement can be achieved without the student putting in the necessary time at home to practice their instrument.

About Jill

I have been a professional musician for over 40 years and have taught beginning piano and oboe privately and in group classes. As of March 2021, I am fully vaccinated and have allowed students to come back into my studio who are vaccinated. Upon entering my studio you will be required to remove sho

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Hui J.
Jill is a greatest teacher, very patient to my daughter.
Hannah
My daughter is 5 and this is her first time having formal piano lessons. Ms. Masiello's experience teaching young students makes her classes highly interactive, fun and effective. I look forward to watching Hannah grow in skill and enjoyment.
Scott
Jill is an accomplished, professional instructor. She has patiently taught my child how to play the Oboe correctly. My child has dramatically improved with Jill being her instructor over the year.
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Justin H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers from Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
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Justin H.

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The oboe is an amazing instrument! The oboe is unique because it uses a double reed. I am so excited to teach you more about the oboe. I am an interactive teacher who can assist you in many ways in regards to learning how to play the oboe including; correct posture, new breathing techniques, correct fingerings, alternative fingerings, half-hole technique, improved sight-reading skills, greater music theory knowledge, and performance skills. I recommend using the Essential Elements for Band book series. Once we connect and I can find out more about your playing level we can find the perfect book for your. I can't wait to work with you :)

About Justin

As a highly skilled musician and teacher with proven experience in building music programs, teaching all levels of skill, expressing a high level of artistry, and developing professional relationships; I believe you will thoroughly enjoy working with me. I have been a life long musician, starting w

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Ramon L.
He is almost perfect however needs to be assertive and more frank.
Ramon L.
The bassoon is intimidating but not the teacher.
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Lisa C.

90 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from Terrell ISD
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Lisa C.

90 Reviews
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I like to begin with the Essential Elements series. I have had a lot of success with my beginners in this series. I also encourage my oboists to bring and play with a tuner. Having a great ear for pitch is absolutely necessary for playing the oboe.

About Lisa

I have been a music teacher and private lesson instructor for the past 20 years. I have a bachelor of science degree in Music Education and hold a teaching certificate for all-level Music Education. In my private studio I have taught students from 3-70 and have enjoyed them all! In addition to te

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Amber
Lisa was wonderful. Very patient, detailed explanations, and went above and beyond. I’ve felt intimidated by sewing and even the process of setting up my machine but she was able to illuminate that process. This lesson was worth every penny and I’m looking forward to the next one.
Valeria
Paige K.
very friendly and knowledgable!

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"My daughter had a great learning session with Bonnie! What a great start! Thank you!"
Lillian
Took Oboe lessons from Bonnie P.
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"Briana is an amazing musician and a fantastic teacher! She has the experience to teach all levels and is a great reed maker. Lessons are always fun and I always learn something new. Thanks Briana! :)"
Meredith
Took Oboe lessons from Briana V.
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"Bonnie was wonderfully patient with technology difficulties and wonderfully instructive with my daughter. Great start!"
Sue
Took Oboe lessons from Bonnie P.
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"We feel so lucky to find Ms. Rina to be my son’s Oboe teacher. She is so patient with my son to go through every basic skill. Every class went smoothly and efficiently. This is definitely a very good online instructor experience."
Alex
Took Oboe lessons from Rina M.
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"I found it really helpful and the quality of the on line lesson was really very good."
Lilliana
Took Oboe lessons from Grace M.
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"For my daughters first lesson it went pretty good. We had some reception issues which is not her fault, but the downside to doing lessons online. She worked with her on some techinical issues , as well as jumped right in to work on her music she is using in band."
Serra
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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"Dawn is so very helpful and patient . I enjoy working with Dawn and playing my oboe."
Leathia R.
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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"I feel very accomplished after my first lesson. Grace help me to figure out where the fingers went, how to make the reed work, and helped me to play hot cross buns. She is a fine instructor. I’m looking forward to next week."
Randy
Took Oboe lessons from Grace M.
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"My 10-year old son is taking oboe lessons from Jill. I like that she is such a specialist on the oboe but also understands children and how to teach them. This is a great combination. We are very happy with her!"
Linda
Took Oboe lessons from Jill M.
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"Grace is an insightful teacher who communicates well and gives constructive feedback. I like that she devotes part of the lesson to reed-making."
Peggy
Took Oboe lessons from Grace M.
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